Tuesday, July 24, 2012

New Trifles

The clock is tickin' and the Barn House Vintage & Antique Marketplace is only days away!
I've been crossing things off my list and starting new lists.  Down to the little details.

It has felt wonderful to get back to creating pieces that make me happy.  Working with the textures and hues that make me comfortable.  Preserving bits and pieces of the late 1800's and early 1900's. 

 The quality and detail is beautiful and it speaks to me.  I am glad it speaks to me, but sometimes I wish it would wait until morning instead of in the middle of the night!  Oh well, you can't be choosy.  Just like a good, old friend ... you are there for them whenever - right?

This assemblage represents taking care of important things:  mending, caring for and preserving.  Whether it be relationships, a way of life, or things that can never be replaced. 
Respect it, value it and keep it in a safe place - maybe in your heart?



This is re-purposed suitcase lid makes an interesting base for
a collection of special bits.   You can create whatever story suits you.
Use your imagination ...  hmm ...
you are a young woman who, quite by chance, met the tall,
 dark and oh so handsome son of one of your father's colleagues. 
(Thank you daddy!)
You went out to the veranda to sip your lemonade
and enjoy the summer breeze...
and there, he was ...

You can take it from here.  My job is done.


These and more re-purposed creations will be in my space with Molly Mo's in the
Barn House barn. Lots and lots of  "as found" and re-purposed treasures:  furniture, linens, chandeliers, ironstone, unique odds and ends.  Months of collecting just for you.  Come see us! M.

6 comments:

melanie said...

they look so lovely...I will be down the street at A Vintage Gathering, or I would be pushing everyone out of the way for the preserve drawer!
love the suitcase lid, too
hope your show is FABULOUS!
melanie

Martha, Vintage Trifles said...

Thank you Melanie! I hope to get over to see you on Friday. M.

Boxwood Cottage said...

Hi Martha!
Such gorgeous creations you made both of them!
That suitcase lid is so lovely and romantic!
Sending you warm Summer wishes from Germany
Carola

The Altered Bee said...

Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

I bought your beautiful wedding box at the barn house sale.... It was nice meeting you and seeing all your creative things. Hope we can get together for a sale in Boise. Marilynn

Barbara Jean said...

Love these!!
Such wonderful work.

blessings
barb